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Emma Bain highlights women in construction awards

Painter Emma Bain has won the top state prize at the National Association of Women in Construction awards.

Talga unveils equity raising

Talga Resources has received commitments to raise up to $1.7 million, which has been earmarked for the ongoing development of its graphite projects in Sweden.

Brookfield Place named best office in Aust

Brookfield Place has been recognised by an international group as Australia’s best office development.

Calibre wins $22m Rio Tinto contract

Perth-based mining services provider Calibre Group has been awarded a $22 million contract to provide management services for the brownfields expansion of Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine in the State’s north west.

Southern Hemisphere to raise $3.4m

West Perth-based copper junior Southern Hemisphere Mining has announced plans to raise up to $3.4 million through a share placement and entitlement issue.

Waterberg WA's top performing stock in 2013

The Waterberg Coal Company was Western Australia’s best-performed listed entity in 2013, providing a whopping 38,748 per cent return to shareholders, according to BNIQ data.

Amcom to sponsor Freo shorts

Amcom Telecommunications has been named as the Fremantle Dockers’ new shorts sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 AFL seasons.

TFS buys NT cattle station for $8.5m

TFS Corporation has lined up an $8.5 million purchase of a cattle station in the Northern Territory for the further establishment of Indian sandalwood plantations.

CBH chief appointed to B20 group

CBH Group chief executive Andrew Crane has been appointed a member of Australia’s B20 Leadership Group, a private sector consortium that produces policy recommendations for international finance leaders for the annual G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane next year.

TEC Index reveals confidence from WA business

The Executive Connection has revealed that CEOs and owners from 79 per cent of businesses with a $100 million plus turnover from Western Australia expect sales revenues to increase over the next 12 months, according to its November confidence index.

Barnett announces measures to combat sharks

Premier Colin Barnett has announced new measures to address public safety and help mitigate the risk sharks pose to water users.

Mix 94.5 extends ratings lead

Mix 94.5 has extended its lead at the top of Perth’s radio ratings, with the station recording a slight lift in listeners over the past month.

New Synergy merger chief named

Verve Energy’s Jason Waters will become chief executive of the new merged Synergy and Verve entity.

Ashes: Aussies pile on runs on day 2

A dominant partnership from Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin has put Australia in the box seat at stumps on day two of the second Ashes test in Adelaide, with the hosts declaring at a massive 9/570.

Cedar Woods buys $23.5m Melbourne site

Perth-based Cedar Woods Properties has purchased a 6.5 hectare infill site in Melbourne's south east for $23.5 million.

WHL appoints Brown to board

Stuart Brown has been appointed to the WHL Energy board as the company looks towards transforming from an exploration company to a potential producer.

Triton to ramp up Mozambique exploration

Triton Minerals has raised $1.6 million to fund its exploration activities at the Balama North graphite project in Mozambique.

Ashes: Australia 5/273 in Adelaide

Australia at the end of day one 1st innings 5 for 273 (MJ Clarke 48*, BJ Haddin 7*, 91 overs)

Rox raises $2.4m for exploration programs

Mineral sleuth Rox Resources has raised $2.4 million for exploration programs and working capital in a share purchase plan, the company announced today.

WA women in global mining ranks

Rio Tinto employees have dominated a list of 16 executives and key operational players based in Western Australia that feature in the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.

New appointees lift female SC ranks

Women dominate the ranks of newly appointed senior counsel, with three of this year’s five fresh faces significantly boosting the small female membership of the bar.

Paladin receives positive interest in mine

Paladin Energy managing director John Borshoff has announced strong interest in the long-running sale of a minority stake in its Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia.

Business leaders recognised in awards flurry

Western Australian business chiefs Kevin Gallagher, Gina Rinehart and Richard Goyder were recognised in separate awards events across the country last night.

Nomad chairman steps down

Nomad Building Solution’s decision to move out of Queensland was cited by out-going managing director Peter Hogan as the reason he resigned from his position, as Peter Abery stepped down as chairman at its annual general meeting yesterday.

King to stand trial over $3.7 million fraud

Todd Michael King, a former Perth-based financial adviser has been ordered to stand trial for more than $3.7 million worth of fraud and stealing offences.

Rinehart awarded honorary doctorate

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Queensland's Bond University in recognition of her contribution to the Australian economy.

Ashes: Aussies on top on day 2

Australia has taken the box seat in the first test of the Ashes, sitting at 0/65 in its second innings with a lead of 224 runs at stumps on day two after bowling England out for just 136 at the Gabba.

Energy Metals to raise $9.4 million

Energy Metals is seeking to raise $9.4 million for its Bigryli uranium and Ngalia regional prospects in the Northern Territory.

Alcoa super fund hit by fraud claim

Auditors for the state's biggest corporate superannuation fund have reportedly uncovered fraudulent activity by a past employee.

Chairs in place for port reforms

Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced the chairs-elect tasked with managing the state's newly amalgamated port authorities.

Pura Vida fully funded for Morocco drilling

Perth-based oil and gas explorer Pura Vida Energy is set to acquire a 50 per cent interest in an oil block off Madagascar.



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Union settles with BGC over case of the concrete pour

State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Brierty bags $300m contract

Brierty and three Aboriginal contracting firms have won a $300 million contract with Rio Tinto to complete mining and civil works on a project in the Pilbara.

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State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Rinehart comments an 'insult': Swan

Treasurer Wayne Swan has slammed mining magnate Gina Rinehart for insulting Australian workers after she called for a cut to the minimum wage and accused people of being jealous of the wealthy.

Rayney sad his wife's killer is still free

Acquitted murder suspect Lloyd Rayney has spoken of his sadness that his wife's killer is still at large, rather than the relief he feels at being cleared of killing her himself.

Leighton/Georgiou consortium wins Gateway works

A consortium led by Leighton Contractors and Georgiou Group has been chosen by the state government to deliver its $1 billion-plus Gateway WA project.